Safety problem: Borders

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Literature Review: Borders problem for Safety

This “Ten Problems for Safety in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. machines,
  2. internet,
  3. pandemics,
  4. resources,
  5. financial,
  6. borders,
  7. terrorism,
  8. infrastructures,
  9. disasters,
  10. food.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

6 Borders

THE PROBLEM — Migration is an inherent trait of human nature and it has deeply marked human history, since its beginning. In addition to marking the boundaries of a territory and the sovereignty of nation-states, bordering has become an infrastructural project that is applied in various situations.

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CONCLUSIONS — Externalization of border control, disaster displacement, and health security indicate that infrastructural bordering takes place in a hybrid world. Countries are trying to close their borders, controlling and rejecting the increasing flux of needy migrants. The border formation is a complex process that does not always involve sovereign. The concept of humanitarian borderwork suggests that the goals of migrant safety and border control are mutually attainable. Humanitarian Corridors were conceived not only to offer asylum seekers safe and legal access to Italy, but also for the founding faith-based organizations to prove their own goodwill. In the short-run Russia seems likely to remain the most prominent external power in Central Asia. Moscow’s main objective at regional level is to further tighten its grip and the links to mainland Russia in the political, social and economic dimension. China remains a multinational and multi-ethnic state with diverse relations across its southern, northern and western borders. Economic cooperation and trade- motivating treaties result in increased trade liberalization between the member countries, which further leads to a larger market. Territorial expansion is understood to be part and parcel of a simultaneous processes of fragmentation and integration.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Safety in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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